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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Russia

Winston Churchill called Russia a “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” which is perhaps even more true today; just read the news. Russia is on the far eastern edge of Europe and tourism there can be expensive and frustrating. Nevertheless, the only possible way to understand one of the world’s great countries is …

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Discovering Moscow with a Phrase Book and Map – Beyond the City’s Historic Heart

The luxury of having a full week in Moscow is that after visiting the Kremlin and Red Square, there is still time to discover the pulse of the city as you explore the streets radiating from these highly visited sites. The choices are so varied they defy being put into categories while  also revealing the many faces of Russian …

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Discovering Moscow with a Phrase Book and Map – The Kremlin and Red Square

  An hour to go and crowds are gathering. Leaving our shady niche in the flowery Alexandrovsky Garden, my husband Rick and I stake a spot with a good view along the outside northwest Kremlin wall. Exactly on the hour all heads turn toward three soldiers “goosestep” marching; their legs with locked knees swing in …

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Where to Stay in Moscow – Editor’s Picks

The links to hotels in this article are clickable and will link you to our hotel price comparison engine, allowing you to view maps, ratings, and find the very lowest prices available anywhere! Whether it’s the Kremlin’s imposing towers or a heaping plate of fresh blini, there are plenty of reasons to visit Moscow.  However, …

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